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Lot 551

British Offices in China, 1922 (Oct. 31), pretty four-color franking on cover sent from Tientsin to Hoihow, bearing British Offices in China "CHINA"-overprinted 1¢, 4¢, 6¢ and 8¢ Hong Kong stamps on front, with additional 2¢ and 10¢ stamps on reverse, all tied by "Tientsin/B/OC 31/22/B.P.O." c.d.s.'s; reverse also bears Canton NO 8 and Hong Kong 9 NOV transits, plus a faint "Hoihow/A/NO 10/22" receiver; addressed to the Asiatic Petroleum Co. (S.C.) Ltd.; small tear at top center just affecting 4¢ and 10¢ stamps, still Very Fine, a very late usage of the B.P.O. arrival datestamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.



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